Modular PMD/PDL Measurement Systems
Applications for the PMD5000
Two Basic Systems to Choose From
Features of the Modular PMD/PDL Analysis System PMD5000
Analysis of Narrow Bandwidth Components
Besides a suitable external tunable laser source, the PMD5000 consists of the Deterministic Polarization Controller, DPC5500, and a polarimeter module - either the fast in-line polarimeter IPM5300 or the High Dynamic Range Terminating Polarimeter, PAX5720IR3 - plus a specific software package providing powerful PMD/PDL analysis routines. A test version of this is integrated into the TXP application software which can be found at the TXP Software tab on the TXP platform page. Please see the Components tab for the modules of the two standard PMD5000 Systems.
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Components of the PMD5000 Standard Systems
(For External Tunable Laser Sources)
Fast Inline Measurements: PMD5000FIN-2
High Dynamic Range Measurements: PMD5000HDR-2
All systems come with a preconfigured laptop for plug and play.
PMD5000 Series User Interface
The PMD5000 System offers a wide range of measurement data. The insertion loss (IL) and the polarization dependent loss (PDL) are displayed in a single graph. The differential group delay (DGD) versus wavelength is shown in another graph with an additional histogram. The phase difference between two Jones matrices is given in a third diagram. The second order PMD and therefore the second order DGD versus wavelength can also be measured and is displayed separately with a histogram. Another measurement is the principle state of polarization shown in a diagram in the form of Stokes parameters. All data are also available as numerical values.
The green vertical lines show the wavelength range for which the analyzed parameters are calculated (upper left "Calculations" pane). The blue vertical line shows a specific single wavelength (cursor) for which the parameters are calculated (lower left "Cursor" pane).
Both the wavelength range and the cursor wavelength can be set and changed after the actual measurement has been performed. This allows quick fine-tuning of the wavelength range of interest for the analysis without running a measurement again.
Auxiliary Connection for DPC5500 & IPM5300
Analog Output and Trigger Input for PAX5720IR3
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